We have been back from our short stint for almost a week,and thought I would share ..a few of my favourite things!!
Riding along on my push bike...we always hire bikes in Sanur-the easiest way to get around,in my opinion-just have to go slow and ring that bell. We hired 2 bikes for the week for 200,000rp-we were happy with that so diddnt push too hard. You can hire bikes everywhere,but we got ours from 'Sarahs Bikes" which is at a market stall beachfront at the end of the lane where the German Cosul resides. The bikes-and its the same where ever you hire them from-come with baskets and locks.I love that you can safely ride the streets and and gangs,and even the gauntlet of market ladies tend to leave you undisturbed when on a bike!
Speaking of market ladies,I found them to be far less agressive in their approach,than on prevoius trips,but we found the drivers on the strreet more pushy.
Just near the Inna Sindu Beach hotel,there is a turtle rescue enclosure-good on you Sanur locals!! You can donate to the cause,and the money goes to the intended cause.
I love that you can stand on the main street (well not literally ),look in either directioand see restaurants stretching along the street. It makes dinning choices so much easier,especcially when your energy levels have been depleted by a day of pampering or reading by thepool ! I dont like to think too much when on holiday,so we usually take a lucky dip after looking down the street,or we take turns at choosing where to go. You cant really go wrong-and when that gets too hard,there is always Mona Lisa,Cinnamons,La Playa, Bennos,Pereginas, Sands,Charming--the choice really is endless.Or a corn cob by the beach !!And there is endless beach cafes at both ends of Sanur-you can take a cab up to the Hyatt or the Puri Santrian and walk through to the beach-and more choices! You will never go hungry!
Wtare sports are eveywher,depending on what you want. They are concentrated up near the Hyatt,but the locl boatmen are spread out along the beach,and there is nothing like a sail in one of the boats!My husband always does this.
Shopping is easy too,depending on what you are after. There is the markets,Hardys for day to day stuff and hassel free souvenirs,as well as some lovely boutiques. If you more,grab a cab and head over to ..the other side!!
And if you want to cook,even though you are on holiday,then The Bamboo Cooking School is a wonderful,social ,hands-on experience,and you wont be hungry when you leave!Ane excellent value,but dont tell Ron or the price might go up!!Thanks so much Irma and helpers-we all had a wonderful day,and I wont tell antone how good it is,or you will get too popular!!In fact i am going to cook the chiken curry for dinner! tonight!
So to sum it all up-if a little R+R is what you are after-dont come to Sanur-it may be too mellow!! ( I speak in code of course)And for those of you that are concerned that the teens or young adults in the family may be bored-well my young ladies choose Sanur,and if they want to have abig night they take a cab to Seminyak and enjoy that, But thet have made local friends,and enjoy a drink locally ,and live music irs available!
Now I will get back to normal living,and plan the next trip-July for my birthday!